A Hennepin County jury found ex-Minnesota cop Kimberly Potter guilty of both first-degree and second-degree manslaughter on December 23 for the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, at a traffic stop on April 11.
Kimberly Potter, the former police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright after seeming to mistake her gun for her Taser, was convicted of two counts of manslaughter on Thursday. A judge will sentence Potter at a hearing scheduled for February.
While today’s verdict brings rare accountability for police, it is a continuing national disgrace that Daunte Wright was one of more than 5,000 people killed by police since 2015.
What people are saying?
THISLANDIA We have seen, heard and read the facts in this case. In our opinion, clearly Potter made a horrible, fatal mistake that society must hold her accountable for. But it is also clear that she did not intend to kill Daunte Wright.
Tommie Sunshine Today is an exception. It should be explained to all cops that if they kill someone in the line of duty they will go to jail. Watch how quickly these statistics disappear & people can live a life free of fear of the police.